Patron, Bubbly and Tapas
Washington Square’s venerable Valanni would like to propose a toast — or rather, several toasts. On Monday, August 16, executive chef John Strain will serve five-course tequila dinner, dubbed the Patron Throwdown, with pairings of traditional tequila cocktails. Then, on Monday, August 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Strain will host a Bubbles and Bites cocktail party, pairing butlered Mediterranean-Latin tapas with flights of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Each dinner costs $55; call the restaurant to make reservations. Click through to view the tequila dinner and champagne-and-tapas menus.
Patron Five-Course Throwdown Menu
First Course — Chilled Watermelon Soup — lump crab meat, jalapeño oil, candied watermelon. Paired with a Blood Orange Margarita.
Second Course — Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche — bell pepper brunoise, orange supremes, cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Paired with a flight of three Patron tequila shots.
Third Course — Sangrita Intermezzo
Fourth Course — Grilled Flank Steak — chimichurri, yucca chips, haricot verts ; Smoked Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs — tequila-lime marinade, poblano rice. Paired with a traditional Patron Silver margarita.
Fifth Course — Key Lime Tart. Paired with Cafe Patron.
Veuve Champagne Tasting Menu
Baked brie crostini
Shrimp ceviche with bell pepper bruniose, cilantro/lime vinaigrette, plantain chip
Tuna tartar with a balsamic soy reduction
Serrano ham wrapped cantaloupe
Chocolate covered strawberries
Mini blueberry tart with mascarpone whipped cream
Warm marinated mushrooms on toasted baguette